- Associated Press - Friday, November 24, 2017

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The post-prison supervision for a former reserve deputy in Oklahoma convicted of manslaughter has been transferred to Florida.

The Tulsa World reports that 76-year-old Robert Bates’ supervisory office changed last week, which will allow the former volunteer deputy to leave the state if he chooses.

A jury convicted Bates of second-degree manslaughter in the 2015 killing of Eric Harris, who was unarmed. Bates has said he mistook his handgun for a stun gun. Bates was released from prison last month after serving less than half of his four-year sentence.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokesman Matt Elliott says Bates is eligible to leave the state, noting he will remain under post-incarceration supervision until July.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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